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Holiday Apple Pie Recipe

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Bite into America’s most quintessential dessert this holiday season! Our Apple Seeds and Apple Pie Recipe Cards make excellent gifts and are a great way to spread holiday cheer! Each card features your favorite recipe on one side and your logo or personal message on the other. Also included with each card is a handmade, plantable paper shape embedded with an ingredient relevant to your recipe.  These cards work great as holiday gift tags and business handouts, and also make wonderful stocking stuffers. With several paper shapes and seed options available, there’s surely a card for everyone on your list!

Apple-Pie-Recipe

Holiday Apple Pie

Crust Ingredients 

2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling

1/2 cup finely ground blanched almonds or almond flour (can substitute 1/2 cup flour)

16 Tbsp (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch cubes, chilled in freezer for at least 15 minutes

1 teaspoon salt

1 heaping teaspoon brown sugar

3 to 6 Tbsp water, very cold

Filling Ingredients

2/3 cup sugar

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

3 pounds of peeled and cored cooking apples (Granny Smith, Pippin, or Golden Delicious), sliced into 1/4 – 1/2 inch slices

1 1/2 tablespoons brandy

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

In a food processor, combine flour, almonds, salt and brown sugar. Pulse to mix. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal with pea size pieces of butter form. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, pulsing until mixture just begins to clump together. When ready, dough will hold together when pinched.

Remove dough from food processor and place on a clean surface. Carefully shape dough into two discs, being careful not to over knead.  Wrap each disc in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour.

Meanwhile, position a rack in the bottom third of the oven and preheat to 375°F. Combine sugar, flour and spices in a large bowl. Use your hands and mix in the apples so they are well coated. Drizzle in brandy and vanilla extract.

Once your dough has chilled, remove one disk and let it sit at room temperature for 5-10 minutes.

Next, sprinkle your dough with some flour and roll it out with a rolling pin on a lightly floured surface to a 12 inch circle; about 1/8 of an inch thick. As you roll out the dough, use a metal spatula to check if the dough is sticking to the surface below. Add a few sprinkles of flour if necessary to keep the dough from sticking. Gently fold in half. Place on to a 9-inch pie plate, lining up the fold with the center of the pan. Gently unfold and press down to line the pie dish with the dough.

Spoon in your apple filling and create a slight mound in the center. Set aside.

Roll out second disk of dough and gently turn it over onto the top of the apples in the dish. Pinch the top and bottom of the dough rounds firmly together. Trim excess dough with kitchen shears, leaving a 3/4 inch overhang. Fold dough under itself so that the edge of the fold is flush with the edge of the pan. Flute edges using thumb and forefinger or press with a fork.

Stir yolk and cream in small bowl to blend. Brush over top of pie. Cut slits in the top of the crust to allow steam to escape. Bake pie until crust begins to turn golden, about 20 minutes, then reduce heat to 350°F. Tent the rims with aluminum foil or use a pie protector if the edges are browning too quickly. Bake until crust is golden and juices are bubbling, anywhere from an additional 30 to 45 minutes, depending on the type of apples you are using. Transfer to rack; let stand 1 hour. Serve pie warm or at room temperature.

*Recipe courtesy of Symphony Handmade Papers Inc. 

Promotional Marketing Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

With Christmas and Hanukkah just weeks away, now is the time to order your holiday gifts! Promotional gift giving is a great way to market your brand, all while spreading holiday cheer! While we have hundreds of gifts on our website that are perfect for holiday gift giving, today we are focusing on some of our favorite small promotional items, and helping you to check stocking stuffers off of your shopping list.  Below you’ll find ten of our favorite small gifts to give this holiday season. Whether you intend to place them under a tree or stuff them in a stocking, start marketing your brand today with personalized holiday gifts!

stocking-stuffers

Personalized Wine Stoppers

Treat the wine lovers in your life with personalized wine stoppers! Upscale and elegant, custom wine stoppers put your name in the spotlight and make fabulous corporate gifts. Great for wineries, bars, and anyone who loves wine! Pop open your next brilliant advertising campaign and spread holiday cheer with personalized wine stoppers!

 

Eco-Friendly Flash Drives

Wooden flash drives are a unique and environmentally friendly way to spread your message. Popular with schools and tech companies, portable flash drives are great for anyone needing to transfer data fast! With our large selection of Eco-Friendly Flash Drives, Custom Shaped Flash Drives, and Assorted USB’s and Flash Drives, we’ve got something for everyone on your list!

 

Hang-On Smart Sleeve
The Hang-On Smart Sleeve is a great way to advertise your brand! It is made of durable, no-slip silicone and adheres to the back of your smart phone with strong 3M adhesive. It is perfect for carrying your ID, cash, credit cards, hotel room keys, or business cards, and makes a great stocking stuffer!

 

Touch Screen Gloves

Touch screen gloves make great holiday gifts!  Featuring conductive tips for easy smartphone and tablet navigation, touch screen gloves make it easy to stay connected. Perfect for travelers, our selection of gloves makes showing off your logo easy.

 

Field & Co. iPhone Book Case

Personalized iPhone cases are an excellent way to show off your company logo! This two in one case and wallet is sure to be noticed time and time again, gaining you maximum brand exposure! This vintage inspired case with embossed logo is a timeless and classic gift for the holidays. Show your clients, friends, or family members that you care with our personalized Field and Co. iPhone Book Case!

 

Nalgene Water Bottles

Looking for a promotional item that will get repeated use? Nalgene water bottles have great brand association and are popular holiday gifts. Known for their quality, Nalgene bottles make lasting promotions and are great for everyone on your list!

 

Personalized Cigar Cutters

Cigars are great for celebrating holidays, milestones, and special events; put your brand in mind during these times with our selection of personalized cigar cutters! We’ve got several styles and price points to choose from to best suit your shopping needs. Treat your clients or employees this holiday season with a timeless and classic gift!

 

All Natural Soy Candles

Candles are an appreciated gift that everyone loves! These two ounce, all natural soy candles burn more efficiently than ordinary paraffin candles, and their small size makes them perfect for stockings. Personalized candles ensure lasting company exposure and are a gift that can be enjoyed by all!

 

Mobile Device Chargers

Keep your clients connected with personalized mobile device chargers! A handy promotional item to have in a bind, promotional chargers make great holiday gifts. Promotional chargers add juice to your marketing campaign and offer ongoing company exposure!

 

EOS Lip Balm

Lip balm is an item that everyone can use, and EOS lip balm is an item that everyone wants! Treat your friends, family, employees, or clients with a gift they can use with our selection of personalized, EOS lip balms!

 

 

 

 

One Keyring to Rule Them All!

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Are you questing for the right promotional item? December is right around the corner, and that means it’s time to start shopping for gifts if you haven’t already. While December is full of great Holidays, this year it also means the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. If you’re unfamiliar, The Hobbit is the prequel to the Lord of the Rings. It’s an epic fantasy-adventure film series based on J.R.R. Tolkien novels and I can’t wait to see it!

Since the movie will be out in just a few weeks, it made me wonder how to bring my two loves together, The Lord of The Rings and promotional products. That is when it hit me, keyrings! Custom keyrings are a great way to play off of the quote from the story, “One keyring to rule the all” and they make excellent holiday gifts.

Luckily, PrintGlobe carries a huge selection of customizable keyrings. What’s so great about keyrings and keychains? They’re inexpensive, practical, will get used repeatedly and are available in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Let’s take a look at just a few available options.

Metal Key Chains and Leather Keychains may not help you stave off Orcs, but they are two great ways to add some class to your gifts or giveaways. Metal keyrings are a modern, classic and highly durable choice. They can be screen printed in a variety of colors and even laser etched for a sophisticated look. Leather Keychains are available in a variety of great leather colors and are an excellent way to impress recipients.

Eco-Friendly Key Rings would definitely be a Hobbit’s first choice. They are an excellent alternative to ordinary keychains. They’re available in biodegradable corn plastic, recycled plastic, sustainable bamboo, recycled rubber and more. They’re perfect for the environmentally conscious, green business campaigns and holiday gifts.

Budget Key Chains are a fantastic low cost option for large giveaways, thank you gifts and holiday events. These keyrings may be inexpensive, but they’re a high-quality way to stretch your budget. Budget Key Chains are available in a variety of materials and shapes that will look even better when imprinted with your artwork, logo or message.

Be sure to journey over to check out our whole line of Personalized Keychains.

Bag Ban in Effect for Austin Starting 2013

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Austin is on the right track to claim a position as the national leader in environmental protection. As of March 2nd, Austin was the first major city in Texas to pass a ban on single-use shopping bags. Austin City Council passed a law which will prohibit retailers from using disposable paper and plastic bags beginning March 2013. The ban has exceptions, including; one-use bags for bulk food items, dry cleaning bags  and produce bags.

The bag ban couldn’t come soon enough. The City of Austin spends as much as $800,000 year cleaning up litter caused by disposable bags. Also, it is estimated that plastic bags can take over 1,000 years to break down in landfills and the current global consumption is nearly 1 million bags used every minute. That figure is just incredible. While it may take consumers some time to adjust to the ban, there has been a boom in the availability of reusable bags. A huge variety of different styles, colors and designs are showing up on the market every day. You can now easily find reusable alternatives, such as, eco-friendly reusable bags, organic cotton canvas bags, recycled totes and non-woven polypropylene bags.

Here is a break down of just a few of the many choices available to retailers and consumers:

Custom Non-Woven Shopping BagsNon-Woven Grocery Bags – Non-woven polypropylene bags have become a popular alternative to disposable bags. They’re an excellent choice because they’re affordable, durable, lightweight and easy to store. The majority of non-woven shopping bags can be washed and reused hundreds of times. They’re available in a wide range of sizes, styles and colors. They’re an excellent choice for everyday use because they are cost effective, easily imprinted and fairly long lasting.

Printed Cotton Tote BagsCotton Canvas Totes – All natural canvas totes offer a highly durable alternative to ordinary disposable bags. They can last for years, are easily cleaned and are made of all natural cotton. Not only are canvas totes great for shopping, they’re perfect for the beach, toting books, poolside or vacations. These versatile bags have a lot to offer and are the perfect blank canvas for imprinting a logo.Custom Eco-Friendly Totes

Eco-friendly and Biodegradable Bags – Bags made of recycled materials, sustainable bamboo and biodegradable cotton are outstanding green alternatives to single-use disposable bags. Not only do these bags cut down on unnecessary use of disposable bags, they are made of earth friendly materials. Eco-friendly bags are stylish, send a great message and offer a bag option you can feel good about. Environmentally friendly bags are perfect for green businesses, food co-ops and spreading an eco-friendly message.

As the popularity of reusable bags continues to grow and more cities implement bans on disposable bags, now is the perfect time to start thinking about your strategy. Be forward thinking, offer up a green alternative and customize reusable bags with your logo or message.

Spring into New Advertising

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Flowers are blooming, the weather is getting warmer and the days are getting longer. Spring is here! It’s the perfect time for a bit of spring cleaning, and that doesn’t exclude your advertising campaign. Spring into action this season and transform the way you market your brand. Here at PrintGlobe we have a large variety of products to help you do just that. Check out some of the quality promotional products we have available and get a fresh start on your springtime campaign.

Custom Seed Packets are very popular promotional items that are perfect for spring! They are a fun and unique way to make business bloom and your profits grow. Promo Seeds are perfect for eco-friendly campaigns, thank you gifts, business promotions and educational campaigns. PrintGlobe has a large selection of seeds, including; vegetables, herbs and flowers of all different varieties.

You know what they say; “April showers bring May flowers” which makes it the perfect time to customize Promotional Umbrellas. Umbrellas are a perfect promotion rain or shine. They’re high-quality, functional and will gain repeat use for years. Spring is the ideal time to give the gift of Personalized Umbrellas. PrintGlobe carries a large selection of umbrella styles, including; folding, auto-open, eco-friendly, golf and more.

Earth Day is April 22nd so another great way to celebrate spring is with Earth Day Items. PrintGlobe can help you with all of your Green Gifts. We carry earth friendly items, like; eco-friendly drinkware, reusable bags, personalized plants, recycled pens, environmentally friendly notebooks, recycled thermometers and a whole lot more! It’s easy to feel good about promoting when the products you use are earth friendly.

Let PrintGlobe help make your brand bloom with personalized springtime promotions. Order yours today!

Spring into New Advertising

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Flowers are blooming, the weather is getting warmer and the days are getting longer. Spring is here! It’s the perfect time for a bit of spring cleaning, and that doesn’t exclude your advertising campaign. Spring into action this season and transform the way you market your brand. Here at PrintGlobe we have a large variety of products to help you do just that. Check out some of the quality promotional products we have available and get a fresh start on your springtime campaign.

Custom Seed Packets are very popular promotional items that are perfect for spring! They are a fun and unique way to make business bloom and your profits grow. Promo Seeds are perfect for eco-friendly campaigns, thank you gifts, business promotions and educational campaigns. PrintGlobe has a large selection of seeds, including; vegetables, herbs and flowers of all different varieties.

You know what they say; “April showers bring May flowers” which makes it the perfect time to customize Promotional Umbrellas. Umbrellas are a perfect promotion rain or shine. They’re high-quality, functional and will gain repeat use for years. Spring is the ideal time to give the gift of Personalized Umbrellas. PrintGlobe carries a large selection of umbrella styles, including; folding, auto-open, eco-friendly, golf and more.

Earth Day is April 22nd so another great way to celebrate spring is with Earth Day Items. PrintGlobe can help you with all of your Green Gifts. We carry earth friendly items, like; eco-friendly drinkware, reusable bags, personalized plants, recycled pens, environmentally friendly notebooks, recycled thermometers and a whole lot more! It’s easy to feel good about promoting when the products you use are earth friendly.

Let PrintGlobe help make your brand bloom with personalized springtime promotions. Order yours today!

Celebrate Earth Day with Green Gifts

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Boost your brand and promote a greener lifestyle with custom Earth Day Gifts from PrintGlobe! Now is the perfect time to start showing your support for a greener environment because April 22nd marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. Start shopping for the perfect eco-friendly giveaways today.
Here are a few great ideas:

Earth Day Promotions Recycled ProductsRecycled Products
Recycled promotions are a positive way to represent your company and cut down on unnecessary waste. We have a huge selection of recycled products available. Check out our eco-spun tote bags, 100% recycled journals, recycled BPA-free drinkware, recycled pens and more. Ensure your special event or green campaign is a huge success and order recycled gifts customized with your brand.

Custom Seed PacketsEarth Day Promotions Seed Packets
Personalized seed packets are excellent for making a memorable first impression at any event. Choose from a great variety of seeds, including; organic vegetables, wildflowers, gourmet herbs and more. When you promote with logo seed packets you can cultivate your brand identity with great success. Add soil, water and sunlight to our plantable seeds and watch your brand identity bloom!

Earth Day Promotions Reusable BagsPrinted Reusable Bags
Reusable tote bags offer an eco-friendly solution that will look sensational imprinted with your logo. They are ideal for food co-ops, grocery store incentives, green promotions, business giveaways, environmental campaigns, convention handouts and more! Custom Reusable Bags are effective for cutting down on waste and their reusable nature will ensure your logo gets noticed time and time again.

PrintGlobe has a huge selection of Earth Day Supplies to keep your logo looking fresh while keeping the planet green. So, turn over a new leaf today and ensure your Earth Day events and promotions are a huge success. Go Green with PrintGlobe and save!

Grow your business in 2009 with fresh Eco-Friendly ideas from PrintGlobe!

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

PrintGlobe recommends Eco-Friendly products to help grow your business successfully in this challenging current economy. It’s more important than ever to create a promotion that won’t get thrown away the next day. Give the gift of green and make your customers smile with appreciation!

Advertising with Eco-friendly promotional has many great benefits:

Green is In
The rapid rise of ecologically sensitive consumers and green marketing products mark an important new trend to sweep the nation. More and more, consumers are appreciating and adopting socially responsible products and ecologically friendly goods. Don’t be left out! Eco-friendly products not only promote a healthier environment and positive ideas, green products also illustrate growth and turning over a new leaf.

Affordability
Custom eco-friendly products from PrintGlobe are available at a budget-friendly cost. We have an extensive selection of personalized products to choose from in a variety of price points. PrintGlobe carries something for everyone, whether you are promoting a small business, running a mid-sized campaign, or are buying for millions, we have you covered.

Less Waste
Promote without creating waste. Ecologically friendly marketing will make a fantastic impression while protecting the environment. People care when you take the time to promote with sustainable products and eco-friendly items.

Check out our top recommended Eco-Friendly products for growing your business in 2009.


Grow Cups
Make a memorable first impression with these unique Grow Cups. These custom Grow Cups include a fun smiley face cup with matching garden clogs. Our promotional grow cups are recyclable and come with a nutrient rich soil wafer for a user-friendly planting kit. Choose from four seed varieties for a blooming, interactive promotional gift. These promotional plants are great for office gifts, trade-shows, earth friendly promotions and much more.

Reusable Shopping Bags
Make a lasting statement and show environmental responsibility while advertising your business with Custom Reusable Shopping Bags from PrintGlobe. Print your logo on reusable shopping bags and let the world know that you’re looking after the planet. Our printed recycled totes help reduce the waste of plastic bags and provide a reusable billboard for getting your brand recognized. The more use your promotional product receives, the bigger impact it will have – Shop PrintGlobe and save!

Recycled Paper Pens
Get your logo into their hands while being environmentally sensible with these unique Recycled Paper Pens. Our custom recycled pens are comprised of recycled paper, recycled plastic, and recycled wood. These popular environmentally friendly pens will make a great impact or your advertising campaign. Personalized recycled pens are highly effective for business promotions, fundraisers, giveaways and environmental campaigns. Browse our extensive selection of recycled and biodegradable pens and pencils and save!


Custom Seed Packets
Custom seed packets are an effective and affordable way to promote your business. Advertise your business is turning over a new leaf, the growth of a new partnership, or promote a positive campaign and more. Printed seed packets are perfect for direct mail promotions, tradeshow giveaways, environmental campaigns and more.


Seed Infused Door Hangers
Give two promos in one and watch your business bloom with Seed Infused Doorhangers! These custom doorhangers will advertise door to door without excess waste. Each printed seed infused doorhanger features a variety of growable Pop-Out shapes along with your custom imprint. A perfect way to advertise, Seed Infused Door hangers serve as a great leave behind and plantable gift!

Shop PrintGlobe’s selection of custom seeded products, eco-friendly items and personalized seed infused promotions today for homegrown advertising campaigns with an impact! View our complete line of Eco-Friendly Products & Seed Infused Promotions.

2008 Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Guide

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Add green to your holiday gift giving!

PrintGlobe has put together an eco-gift guide to help you and your family, clients or customers have a greener holiday. We have focused on products that keep conservation and sustainability in mind as well as products to fit your budget. So, get a jump on making your holiday greener with these spectacular personalized gift ideas!

Eco-Friendly CoastersSustainable Bamboo Coasters
Try something new for your holiday gifts this year. These attractive bamboo coasters are an earth conscious way to get your brand recognized year after year. Bamboo is an environmentally friendly and sustainable alternative choice. Bamboo coaster sets also add an earthy, wholesome look to your brand and make perfect gifts while on a budget.

Environmentally Friendly GiftsSustainable Bamboo Gifts
Browse our selection of bamboo products for stylish gifts to end the year on the right foot. PrintGlobe has an excellent array of bamboo products from chic photo frames, gorgeous pen holders, decorative bamboo plants, sleek business car holders and more. Our selection of bamboo gifts will make a lasting impression for years to come, while showing your support for a green environment.

Recycled Journals NotebooksEco-Friendly Journals, Notebooks & Padfolios
Take an active role and help save our planet! Recycled journals, notebooks & padfolios add an earthy yet professional look to your brand and make perfect corporate gifts, customer appreciation gifts, environmental campaigns, school giveaways and much more. Feel great about giving with ecologically sound promotions that will get your custom imprint seen daily.

Recycled & Biodegradable Pens & PencilsEco-Friendly Pens
Show good taste while preventing excess waste with this fantastic selection of environmentally friendly pens & pencils. Printed pens & pencils are a popular and cost effective way to spread the word about your company or event. Browse our online catalog for a selection of recycled, biodegradable, corn plastic and other eco-friendly alternatives.

Reusable Non-woven Tote BagsEco-Friendly Bags & Totes
Are you looking for the perfect gift that will get continuous usage? You cannot go wrong with Eco-friendly totes & bags! Our selection of recycled, biodegradable, reusable and environmentally friendly bags & totes come in a variety of styles and colors to accentuate your logo beautifully. Personalized bags not only act as movable billboards to help you promote, they are perfect for those on a budget. Non-woven polypropylene bags are a very popular promotional item. Consider personalizing non-woven bags to give your customers as reusable grocery bags, your logo will get maximum exposure!

Plantable Gift Cards, Bookmarks, Seed Packets & Seeded Gifts
Do you want to give a gift that is exciting and new? Seeded gifts are just what you are looking for.Seeded Products Not only budget conscience, seeded gifts are two gifts in one! After your gift is enjoyed it can be planted, watered and grown to be appreciated and act as a reminder year after year. Seeded bookmarks are an excellent idea for libraries, school programs, mailers and book store incentives. Seeded gift cards are an excellent way to promote at any event or occasion. Personalized seed packets are another excellent green product choice. They work perfectly for garden centers, environmental campaigns, mailers and more. Customize your seeded gifts today and watch your promotional success grow!

Browse our complete online catalog of earth friendly products: View All Eco-Friendly-Products

2008 Promotional Trends: Eco-Friendly Products

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

AUSTIN, TX PrintGlobe, a leading online promotional products superstore, has expanded it’s already extensive eco-friendly product line to include an even larger array of sensational green products. In keeping with the current trend of environmentally friendly products, the new online selection has grown to include many varieties of our already popular products. We have environmentally conscience products for every conceivable event or promotion at a variety of price points to meet your needs. Reusable grocery bags, aluminum water bottles, custom seed packets and solar powered products are just a few of the popular products available on the website. Our quality line of eco-friendly products can be found at PrintGlobe.com.

3 Great Eco-Friendly Promotional Ideas

Show your support for the environment at your next special occasion with our earth friendly non-woven polypropylene grocery bags. They are a stylish way to emphasize your logo at any event. These environmentally responsible bags are made from durable non-woven polypropylene that can be reused repeatedly for maximum brand recognition while simultaneously cutting down on waste caused by disposable plastic shopping bags. Reusable grocery bags are an excellent and cost effective promotion that is booming in today’s market. When they are no longer useable, these bags can be recycled to cut down on waste, leaving only a great impression behind.

Make the most of your advertising dollar while promoting your business creatively with our great selection of custom seed packets. These living promotions will leave a lasting impression as the recipient watches their personalized seeds grow. These unique seed favors are imprinted with your message or logo and contain the seeds of your choice. They are a great idea for garden centers, tradeshow giveaways, fundraisers, environmental campaigns and green businesses.

Aluminum water bottles are one of the hottest promotional trends available today. These innovative bottles are stylish, functional and environmentally friendly, offering the perfect means to showcase your logo or brand. Don’t miss out on all of the buzz surrounding custom aluminum bottles. They are a favorite product for upscale giveaways, corporate gifts, green promotions and special events. Customize your own aluminum bottles and do your part to reduce plastic water bottle waste while getting your logo recognized.